This weekend, Sega announced a new physical edition of Sonic Mania called Sonic Mania Plus that includes new content, a reversible cover, and a 32-page art book. Ray the Flying Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo, from SegaSonic the Hedgehog, will both be playable, as well as a four player competition mode, and a new Encore Mode, which features remixed versions of zones.
Lastly, a Sonic Mania Adventures YouTube series of five minute shorts will be released with Tee Lopes, who worked on Sonic Mania, still handling music. Hit the jump to check out a sneak peek of the first episode.
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To say the hype surrounding Sonic Mania has been considerable, would be quite the understatement. The game started as a fan-game, with a dedicated group of players coming together to take matters into their own hands, and create a true-to-form Sonic the Hedgehog game in the vein of the classics, using new and older content to craft intricate levels, with updated sprites.
However, SEGA got word of the project and it was quickly ordered a cease-and-desist. Except, it wasn’t. Instead, SEGA snatched up the developers and started working together with them, noticing a rare opportunity, and taking full advantage of of the situation to create a great game. Did it work out? Hit the jump to find out.
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SEGA has posted the Opening Movie for the upcoming and highly anticipated Sonic Mania, and it’s an unbelievable amount of fun for classic fans of the series. The 2D-animated piece is produced by comic book writer/artist Tyson Hesse and featuring killer music from Hyper Potions.
Check it out above, and make sure to grab Sonic Mania on August 15th if you’re looking for the true-to-form classic Sonic experience.
Probably what has to be one of the most adorable and supportive moves we’ll see this week, original Sonic The Hedgehog designer, Naoto Ohshima, created a piece of artwork in support of the upcoming Sonic Mania title from Sega, despite no longer working for the company.
You can hit the jump to view the artwork in full. Sonic Mania will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on August 15th.
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After a leak suggested that Sonic Mania, the classic-inspired Sonic the Hedgehog game would be released on August 15th, Sega has now officially confirmed it with the gameplay trailer above. Developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games, and Sonic Team. Players can play as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles in single player, as well as multiplayer, thanks to cooperative and competitive modes.
Sonic Mania is the first of two Sonic games to be released this year, with Sonic Forces following this holiday season. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC on August 15, 2017.